Whangārei Art Museum
18 Jun 2020
The Whangārei Art Museum Te Manawa Toi is the public art gallery of the Whangārei District, and custodians of its art collection and public art works in the city.
“A work of art does not exist outside the perception of the audience.” - Abbas Kiarostami
Regardless of the artist’s intention, each of us has our own set of experiences and constructs that inform our preferences, and the way we engage with and derive meaning from artworks.
For this exhibition, staff members selected an artwork from the Whangārei Art Museum collection and provided a short statement about it. The selection is diverse, but are their responses unique or shared?
Image: detail of Under the thumb, 2009, Dave Beazley